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BUENOS AIRES: Jose Luis Brown, who scored Argentina’s opening goal in the 1986 World Cup final against West Germany, has died at the age of 62.
The country’s football association confirmed the former central defender’s death in a tweet, while former Argentina striker Gabriel Batistuta also tweeted his condolences.
Brown, affectionately referred to by his nickname ‘Tata’, spent most of his playing career at Estudiantes, making close to 300 league appearances for the club.
At the end of the 1985-86 season, he was released by Deportivo Espanol because of a serious knee injury but was still called up for the World Cup in Mexico as cover for first-choice sweeper Daniel Passarella.